Religious Studies Faculty 

Program Coordinator

Julie Ingersoll

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator 

Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara.  

Specialties:  Religion and American Culture, Religion and Politics, and Religion and Gender 

Office:  Building 10, Room 2349 


Blog:  Religion Dispatches 


Full-Time Faculty

Brandi Denison

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Ph.D., University of North Carolina 

Specialties include Native American Religion, African American Religion and History of Christianity 

Office:  Building 10, Room TBD 


Blog:  Religion in the American West Group Bblog 



Ron Lukens-Bull

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ph.D., Arizona State University 

Specialties:  Sociocultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Islam, Modernity and Globalization, Education, Southeast Asia  

Office:  Building 51, Room 2221 



Rick Phillips

Associate Professor of Sociology 

Ph.D., Rutgers University 

Specialties:  Sociological Theory, Sociology of Religion, Deviant Behavior  

Office:  Building 51, Room 2223 



Part-Time Faculty

Elizabeth Daniell 

Part-time Instructor of Religious Studies 

Ed.D, Auburn University; M.A., Arizona State University.  

Specialties:  World Religions, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Myth and Ritual, Western Religious Traditions, and Mysticism 

Office:  Building 10, Room 2325.  



Tim Simpson 

Part-time Instructor of Religious Studies 

Ph.D., Florida State University  

Specialties:  Bible 



Mary McGovern Treyz

Part-time Instructor of Religious Studies 

Ph.D., Fordham University 

Specialities:  Comparative Religion, Liberation Theology  



Retired Founding Members

Neil Gray

Part-time Instructor of Philosophy and Religious Studies 

S.T.B., General Theological Seminary; Advanced graduate study in philosophy, University of Chicago 

Specialties:  Religious Thought, History of Christianity, Contemporary Christian Thought, and Postmodernism 



John C. Maraldo

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy; UNF Distinguished Professor, 1994 

Ph.D., University of Munich 

Specialties:  Asian and Comparative Philosophy, Japanese Philosophy, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Self, and Philosophy of Religion